Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The “world-class” iPalpiti Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season. From July 13 through July 30, prize-winning young musicians from around the globe will give 16 concerts in prestigious venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. The Grand Finale performance at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 29, reviewed as “the highlight of the summer [in Los Angeles]” will include a Gala Dinner.
Presented by iPalpiti Artists International, twenty-three select international laureates from 17 countries such as Ecuador, Turkey, Finland, Italy, Japan, Israel and more will arrive for its annual festival. Under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, this acclaimed ensemble of soloists, often referred to as the “United Nations of Classical Music” will perform rare and popular works from the Classic, Romantic, and Modern repertoire, and as orchestra will feature a "Majestic Classics" program of Schubert, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Since its inception as a non-profit in Los Angeles in 1997 by Russian émigré musicians Eduard and Laura Schmieder, with the blessing and support of the late great violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin, iPalpiti has been supporting, promoting and developing the careers of exceptional, young professional classical musicians. Local outreach programs include Student Coalition for the Arts and Mentor Program, this season 300+ local schools’ 5-12th graders.
“Classical music is the spiritual factor which brings people together and unites them irrespective of religion and culture, appealing to sublime senses,” stated Maestro Schmieder. In a spirit of giving to the community, iPalpiti ensures a good proportion of its Festival performances are free to the public, and for paid performances gives a significant number of tickets (over 600) to under-served community organizations, shelters, youth music programs, public schools, and non-profit agencies serving economically disadvantaged and special needs groups.
The iPalpiti Festival opens in Encinitas, CA and continues its residency at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, concluding with a week of celebrations in Beverly Hills-Los Angeles. Tickets range from free to $27 - $180. For the Disney Concert Hall performance, tickets are available through iPalpiti or at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For all 2017 festival and gala tickets, or to donate to the organization, please call (310) 205-0511 or visit www.iPalpiti.org.
About iPalpiti Artists International
iPalpiti Artists International is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by internationally renowned violinists and music educators, Eduard and Laura Schmieder. iPalpiti’s humanitarian mission of cultural exchange has created a truly universal network of more than 200 artists from all over the world, promoting international understanding through music.